Performance indicator's objective:

Reduce the effects of ship recycling on human health, safety and the environment.

2022 criteria

Level 1

Monitoring of regulations

Level 2

2.1. The participant has a written Policy (or Procedure within a management plan that has been approved by senior management} detailing how their written/documented commitment will assure that all ships at the end of their economic lives will be recycled in a sustainable, safe, responsible, and environmentally sound manner.
The participant's vessel will not change flag at end-of-life to circumvent the EU Ship Recycling Regulation.
This Policy or Procedure must be applicable to all of the participants' vessels at the end of their economic life that are not sold for onward trading and are thus sent for recycling.

Note: At level 2, the policy /procedure does not need to be made public.

Note: See Annex 7-A explaining main requirements and how they are interconnected: Basel Convention, EU Waste Shipment Regulation, EU Ship Recycling Regulation.

2.2 Develop Part 1 of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for all new builds (not flying EU flag) that meets the requirements set out in the EU SRR & Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and is certified as such by a flag or recognized RO.

Note: EU SRR is mandatory for all EU Flag new build vessels.

Note: If the participant has no new builds on order, they must have at minimum an internal written policy /procedure stating their intentions to develop an IHMs for all new builds, should any vessels be ordered in the future.

2.3. Adopt a formal plan to develop Part 1 of an IHM for all Not flying EU Flag existing vessels which are not calling EU ports.

Note: EU SRR is mandatory for all Existing EU Flag vessels or calling EU ports as of 01/01/2021.

2.4 ln accordance with the IHM plan created in level 2.3, develop Part 1 of an IHM for at least one existing vessel Not flying EU Flag and which are not calling EU ports.
IHM must meet the requirements set out in the EU SRR & Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

Note: EU SRR is mandatory for all Existing EU Flag vessels or calling EU ports as of 01/01/2021.

Ship owners who sold a vessel for recycling during year of reporting only:

2.5. If towing a vessel to a recycling facility, review the tow plan and towing company before making final selection.

Level 3

3.1. Develop a hazardous material removal plan that promotes the substitution of hazardous materials during the maintenance of ships (during layup, repair, dry dock, or as other opportunities present themselves) by less hazardous, or preferably, non-hazardous materials.

3.2. ln accordance with the IHM plan created according to level 2.3, develop Part 1 of an IHM for at least 25% of existing vessels not flying EU Flag and which are not calling EU ports.
Validate for this 25% of vessels not flying EU Flag all IHM with accompanying compliance statements and renew on a 5-year basis.
IHM must meet the requirements set out in the EU SRR & Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

Note: EU SRR is mandatory for all Existing EU Flag vessels or calling EU ports as of 01/01/2021.

3.3. The public ship recycling Policy demonstrates the participant's commitment to recycling vessels (not already covered by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation or the EU Waste Shipment Regulation) only in ship recycling facilities located in Basel Convention's Annex VII countries.

Note: Annex VII includes Parties and other States which are members of OECD, EC, Liechtenstein.

Ship owners who sold a vessel not flying EU flag for recycling during the year of reporting only:

3.4. When seeking to recycle a vessel, the participant will only tender to (or via broker warranting to use) Ship Recycling Facilities that:

a) are currently (and expected to be for the duration of the dismantling} referenced in the EU list of Recycling Facilities.
b) Are capable and commit to provide a Certificate of Completion of Recycling.

Note: Large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities.

3.5. Require the ship recycling facility, through a contractual clause, to provide regular recycling progress reports, from the time of vessel arrival to the time of receiving a Certificate of Completion of Recycling.

Note: See Annex 7-B for minimum progress report content requirements.

Note: Large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities.

Level 4

4.1. ln accordance with the IHM plan created in level 2.3, develop Part 1 of an IHM for at least 50% of vessels Not flying EU Flag and which are not calling EU ports -
IHM must meet the requirements set out in the EU SRR & Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

Note: EU SRR is mandatory for all Existing EU Flag vessels or calling EU ports as of 01/01/2021.

4.2. lmplement the hazardous material removal plan adopted in level 3.

Level 5

5.1. Require all vessels Not flying EU Flag and which are not calling EU ports to have completed Part l of an IHM.

Note: EU SRR is mandatory for all Existing EU Flag vessels or calling EU ports as of 01/01/2021

5.2. Implement a policy upon sale in favour of safe and environmentally sound ship recycling, in line with criteria 3.4.; 3.5 and 4.4, and commit to promote the policy upon sale. No ship that has been sold will have been scrapped within 12 months of the sale (except in case of an accident).

Note: See Annex 7-C for examples of policies on selling owned vessels for further trading.

Ship owners who sold a vessel not flying EU Flag for recycling during year of reporting only:

5.3. Remove all hazardous materials not essential to the vessel's classification, certification, or operation as part of pre-cleaning procedures prior to departure for the recycling facility.

5.4. Hire a third-party auditor to undertake announced and unannounced visits to the recycling facility during the dismantling. The frequency to be agreed upon between the participant and the recycling facility. The "Audit During Recycling" (ADR) will be undertaken on-site involving the participant (or third-party auditor representing the participant) and the recycling facility senior management team. Each ADR report will be shared with the participant and recycling facility.

Note: See Annex 7-D for minimum audit report content requirements.

Note: This is not required if the vessel is recycled in facilities featured in the EU List of approved ship recycling facilities.
Cf link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2020.018.01.0006.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2020:018:TOC

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